February 2017 – The Power of wandering and wondering…

Over the last ten years, I have developed a focused practice of regular wanderings.  When I was young I’m sure I did this during playtime, and later while out hiking in the woods, but as an adult, I think I forgot how to wander.  Life got busy!  As an adult, it felt like my wandering required purpose, focus or reason.  Like many, I veiled these excursions behind a vacation. It felt more comfortable to talk about a holiday, getaway or stay-cation and I always had an explanation if asked, “What did you do”?   Over time I became more comfortable sharing less, or not have a need for explaining anything.    Once while journaling alongside a creek in Sedona, I needed to move after numerous people would stop and ask what I was writing about.  It became an experiment to see how long I could sit before the first question. If I sat in meditation, they would ask what I was looking at, or what I was doing.    We seem to have expectations of ourselves and others.   I began to speak about my practice of wandering without expectation or purpose other than creating space to wonder.  What if you missed that greatest experience because you thought it should be something else?   What if the greatest experience was the experience?
As a new practice of adult wandering took form, each year I noticed I became more relaxed and the plan less defined.    Yes, there needs to be some structure and planning to unplug from the world of technology, schedules, and regular life responsibilities.   Things still need to be handled, but once those plans are in place the ability to unplug and relax is easier.  Wondering, and curiosity creates a fluid flow in events, and clarity in your journey opens.   What if my choice was based on the moment, location, emotion and what is presented to me?   What would the universe reveal to me?
2017 is a year of new beginnings, opportunities and another year of action.   2016 was about internal discovery and action on our inner being.   It was about figuring out the IAM energy, who you are so you know who you want along on the journey.  The forces of 2016 pushed us to stop old patterns and create space for new practices. The action energy of 2017 is now to align our authentic selves in communities, groups, and relationships that match our vibration.   Finding and collecting those that will travel with us on this next phase of our journey.    We’ll see multitudes of opportunities for this alignment.  To some, it may appear we are on a different path or are paving a new direction.  Others will experience a coming home and reconnection with old relationships.
When our movement of wandering becomes the opportunity of wondering and curiosity, we begin our alignment based on what matches our vibrational frequency.  We are no longer wandering aimlessly without vision, this is the time to design and plant with focus, but it is based upon the recent soul work we’ve done.
Through experiences, we change, grow and evolve.  It’s a year that supports this step in your personal and community evolution.   Take time for reflection when opportunities present themselves.  Say yes to discover what the universe wants to show to you.  What you are to experience is new, with new people, or with people that have shifted.  Be curious and wonder.
Take action – wander and wonder…
Love and Light – Laurie

January 2017 – Happy New Year

The magic of 2017 is quickly upon us.   Each year as we close out the present year, we hold hopes, dreams, wishes, and plans for a greater NEW YEAR.   
2017 is a magical year, and a beginning of a new cycle.  It is a ONE year (2+0+1+7 = 10 OR 1)  It is a beginning year.  It is the human spirit to hold energy for what is ahead and also a great time to honor what you agreed to upon your arrival here on Earth.   Our souls feel the energy of NEW !
As a magnificent human being, with a soul that holds great light – may 2017 provide to you all the gateways and opportunities for the manifestation of your dreams, desires and hopes.  
Much Love ! 
 
Knowings: 
1.    YOU WILL RECEIVE A BODY.
You are a spiritual being in a physical body. You may not like it or not, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.  Your body is complexly layered with auric energy for emotions, spiritual, intellect, energetic and etheric.
 
2.    YOU ARE AN EXPERIENTIAL BEING
You are here to experience the spiritual essence in a human body. You are not meant to be idle but experience emotions and feelings and the full breadth of your earthly being as an individual as well as in relationship with other people, and events  
 
3.    YOU WILL LEARN LESSONS. (THAT’S A GOOD THING)
You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called life. This is a path of everyday learning where each day  you will have the opportunity to learn as lessons. You may like the lessons and review them as opportunities or think them irrelevant and stupid.
 
4.    THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, ONLY OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING
Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works.” 
 
5.    AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LEARNING IS REPEATED UNTIL WHAT WE ARE TO LEARN IS SHIFTED 
A lesson is presented to you in various forms until you have learned it, then you can go onto the next lesson.
 
6.    LEARNING LESSONS DOES NOT END
There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
 
7.    “THERE” IS NO BETTER THAN “HERE”
When your “there” has become “here’, you will simply obtain other “there” that will again, look better than “here”. Be here, be present
 
8.    OTHERS ARE MERELY MIRRORS OF YOU
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.  Observe and learn.
 
9.    WHAT YOU MAKE OF YOUR LIFE IS UP TO YOU
You have all the tools and resources you need, what you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
 
10.  THE ANSWERS LIE INSIDE OF YOU
The answers to life’s questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.
 
11.   WHETHER YOU THINK YOU “CAN” OR “CAN’T”, IN EITHER CASE YOU’LL BE RIGHT.   Manifest wisely. 

Healthy Frequencies 

lightDecember can be a busy, and stressful month. Catch my article in the December 2017 Twin Cities Natural Awakening Magazine,  The Giving Season  about the energy of stress and easy tips to ease the impacts of rogue energy. In the northern hemisphere we transition to winter season. Statistically is it the most stressful month, energetically it is to be the time where we pause, learn and adjust to what we’ve experienced over the last 11 months. It is our time to reflect on what we’ve planted and nurtured or didn’t plant or neglected to cultivate. It is a time of wisdom and knowledge and the opportunity to make adjustments and course correct and we prepare for transition to the season of spring. However, given the holiday season, and our busy-ness most of us don’t pause and reflect at this time. I recently returned from a long weekend in Sedona where I spent time hiking each day to connect, refresh and reflect. Without distraction, this time allowed me to reflect on my last 11 months. I do this to help me bring forward what I want to keep and release what I do not want to repeat. What did I nurture, and what did I miss by neglecting to nurture it. Where do I want to focus my energy, and where do I want to retract. 
2016, the IAM year, has been a year of change or loss for many people. I’m graced to interact daily with people that are experiencing significant life changes. Some good and some difficult change. Some people have experienced massive change or major disruptions in their lives bringing frustrating when they don’t understand ‘why’ the changes occurred. Some unexpected changes have left people overwhelmed, pushed to their limits, or that boundaries are quickly dissolving. They feel off their journey path and unmotivated. Some experience extreme happiness, abundance and are overwhelmed by those changes also, to the point of questioning if it will last, or are they deserving. It is a year that has tested us and has pushed us to grow exponential. I have understood this to be part of our evolution and an important phase we move through. Not all are at this point in their journey, but if you are, it is about learning acceptance without understanding. It is sometimes to grieve what was known, letting go of it, and trusting that all is as it should be. All is as it’s supposed to be. Trust, patience and letting go of what you believe to know, can be challenging energies to work through. It often means relinquishing control. Letting go of an expected outcome and trusting in the actual outcome.

Most of us are master fix-ers and solution-ers and our physical beings and our brains want to problem solve. We are thought generators and analytical in our reasoning, and we want to know why? In 2016 the universe delivered events that we weren’t expecting and we don’t have the solution. These events are to help us learn acceptance, trust, and gratitude. We don’t need to understand but we need to feel and experience them. We may go through a grieving process of letting go of something we thought to be before we are ready to focus energy somewhere else. We may need to move away from stress, fear and other emotions that have crippled us from moving forward on our journey. This is a shift from brain and low-frequency emotions to your heart energy, and love. Focusing here moves you forward towards collective change. 

2016 is the IAM year, and 2017 will be the Collective year. We will be drawn to and are to work with vibrationally aligned teams and individuals to bring changes to our environment and community. Keep your vibration at a healthy heart level, so you align your energy where you can make healthy change happen.

Expansion of the emotional body  

crystalline-outputRecently I wrote about love and peace and talked a little bit about the changes happening with our emotional body. The emotional body is the third layer of energy that surrounds your physical being. It resides approximately 1-5 inches around your physical body and exists between five layers of energy that surround your physical body. This space is the keeper of our energetic feelings. It is here where both our fears and celebrations reside in a frequency of emotional energy.
I see theses ‘bodies of energy’ as light or aura in various colors, density, or thickness. This year I saw a shift in the energy around people, and in the last few months, I have noticed an increased intensity in this aura. The changes include how it ebbs and flows, or shines. It sometimes appears to have holes or rough edges that require healing, patching or smoothing. My guides, and teachers have shared that we are going through a required expansion of this space as we move to new levels of consciousness. The shift in this area is for the preparation of our emotional body to hold more light and higher vibrational frequencies from our emotions, such as compassion, empathy, love and peace.

During this change, we are exposing and shedding low-frequency feelings that have been buried deep within our DNA and cellular structure. The low vibration frequencies can be from past and present lifetimes. We’ve experienced over a year of triggers and heightened awareness for everything that is a candidate for emotional discovery, understanding, and healing. People, situations, and events are the triggers that help us experience, feel, release, heal and open to new replacement energy. Without clearing old emotions, any expansion of the emotional body will fill with more old emotional frequency. Law of attraction will draw more like energy to you. Your experience is dependent on what you have to clear, how developed your emotional body already is, and what practices you have in place that support emotional healing.

The collective push is to evolve our emotional body by first understanding our emotions. If you feel a particular emotion triggered often, you may need to spend more time assessing what the emotion is behind what you are experiencing. It may not be from this lifetime. We are doing individual work as required, but we also are working as collective energy to help the masses clear energy so that we may elevate as communities. More light, love, and compassion in this space elevates our frequency. Raising our frequency with light and love moves us into a higher level of consciousness where we have access to universal codes and keys that have the ability to enhance the experiences in our lives.

Working through our emotional body energy can be frustrating and confusing. It is very common to experience the same emotion over and over again. If this is you, then your emotional body is going through many layers, and you’ve not yet experienced and released what is there to be understood and cleared. Avoiding this work only delays the inflow of high-frequency energy and creates the potential of the emotional body expanding with more of that same emotion that you are avoiding. Notice triggers, familiar feelings you experience across events, situations or people interactions. You need a current life event to trigger an emotional layer release. Hang in there, do this work, and make a focused effort to fill your life with stable emotional events, people, and situations. We’re being bombarded by negative media right now, so find happy and loving things to direct your focus.

Many questions recently about being empathic and how this is becoming harder. You may be tempted to shut down or become closed to emotions if you interpret this as uncomfortable and not part of the growth process. Perhaps this is an expansion in your emotional body where you are learning to be solid within our emotions of love and peace for when you are clear and stable here you can be compassionate and loving to others without feeling any ‘implied pain.’ An indication of your elevation of frequency is when you can balance chaos and low-frequency emotions without being impacted. Trying to protect is only an attempt to mask your feelings, and that only delays your personal growth.

The universe gives us samples and examples of what we need to work through. So in your empathy of another ask this: what is the emotion buried deep within myself that I may need to experience, feel, understand and release? You can be compassionate and loving to another’s experience without feeling their pain. You can honor them on their journey, hold them in light as they work through their emotional body.

What’s the connection between LOVE and PEACE ?

Peace begins with Love.  The energies of 2016 have activated a desire within us for more peace and love.    Let’s be honest, there are times where it may be difficult to find the ‘love’ in every situation.  So what does it mean then to ‘be in a place of love’  or ‘be in a place of heart ‘ when we have difficulty in loving a situation?   160_F_68949149_2RK1TZWVnHKA28IzQtrnmond09CBY2PQ
Love is where we all begin. When we are born all we know is love.   Somewhere along our journey fear creeps in. Perhaps a memory of past life, or an event in this life and we may be triggered and an introduction is made of this vibrational energy that is called FEAR.  Over time fear can become layered and we may spend years or lifetimes understanding and releasing those layers.  This is one of those times where the universe provides opportunities to understand our layers and then to release them.  This process is a necessity to further our personal evolution and expand our emotional body.   The emotional body is the energetic space that supports love.

 

Our souls remember love and crave for the consistency and value we feel when we experience being in that space.  For some people it is harder to get to feeling and even harder to stay there.   Somewhere along our journey we have all forgotten that it’s not a location outside of ourselves.  It is not THERE, but HERE within us.  It is not a place we have to go, it is a place we have to be.    This place, once uncovered holds a feeling of peace and a deeper love of self.

 

Somewhere along our journey we forget this and we begin to look for external indicators of love. We look for external validation.  We feel love is eluding us or we no longer have love, when all along it is our personal illumination that generates the greatest love.  To deny love is to keep yourself within your own darkness, or your shadow energy.  As you illuminate some around you may be uncomfortable being in this new energy.  That may be a time you discover you need to release those that attempt to cover you illumination, or are not able to allow their own illumination to match your brilliance.  

 

September was a full month that had the potential of bringing our emotions to the surface.  If you didn’t feel this, then ask if you are hiding somewhere within and you are not allowing or are avoiding your own brilliance.  Feeling emotions are healthy as they are a point on your compass that assists your on your journey.  Emotions, guide the emotional body of our energy field.    

 

Most have experienced emotions that tested us or someone near us.  You are not alone on that emotional journey.  Everyone’s emotional body is set for expansion this may have felt like you need to take action or that you should be ‘doing’ something.    Those were not the energies of September.  September was about feeling, understanding, releasing and establishing in-depth understanding of your personal space.   The energies created confusion for some, and we may have focused in the places  where most comfortable – like doing rather than being.  Taking action is comfortable for most and it’s what many of us have been doing our entire lifetime.  This is different energy and therefore calls for different practices.    Your normal practices may no longer allow you to avoid your emotions.   

 

No running anymore, please embrace them and dive into the depths of your ability to love.  You were born knowing how to do this.  Time to remember.   
Love to You – 

Love and Peace

Peace begins with Love.  The energies of 2016 have created a desire for more peace and love.    Let’s be honest, there are times where it may be difficult to find the love in every situation.  So what does it mean then to ‘be in a place of love’  or ‘be in a place of heart ‘ when we have difficulty in loving that situation?   

Love is where we all begin. When we are born all we know is love.   Somewhere along our journey fear creeps  in. Perhaps a memory of past life, or an event in this life and we may be triggered and an introduction is made of this vibrational energy that is called FEAR.  Over time fear becomes layered and we may spend a many years or a lifetime understanding and releasing those layers.  This is a time where the universe is providing us many opportunities to understand those layers in an effort to release them.  It is a necessity for us to further our evolution and expand our emotional body.   The energetic body of energy that supports love.

Our souls remember love and crave for the consistency and value when being in that space, yet for some it is harder to get there and stay there.   Somewhere along our journey we have all forgotten that it’s not a location outside of ourselves.  It is not THERE, but HERE within us.  It is not a place we have to go, it is a place we have to be.    This place, once uncovered hold that place of peace and a deeper love of self.

Somewhere along our journey we forget this and we begin to look for external indicators of love. We look for external validation.   We feel love is eluding us or we no longer have love, when all along it is our personal illumination that generates the greatest love.     To deny love is to keep yourself within your own darkness, or your shadow energy and some around you may be comfortable being in this place.  

September was a full month that had the potential in bringing our emotions to the surface.  If you didn’t feel this then ask if you are hiding somewhere within and you are not allowing or are avoiding your own brilliance.     

We all had places and emotions that tested us or those around us placing us in a space wanting to take action.  You are not alone on that emotional journey.  Everyone’s emotional body is set for expansion and many continued to feel that you should be ‘doing’ something.    Those were not the energies of September.  September was about feeling, understanding, releasing and establishing in depth understanding of our personal space.   The energies for forward movement began  to pulse which created confusion for some, and we may have focused in the places  where most comfortable – like doing.    It’s what many of us have been doing our entire lifetime.  This is different energy and therefore calls for different practices.    Your normal practices may no longer allow you to avoid you emotions.   

No running anymore, please embrace them and dive into the depths of your ability to love.  You were born knowing how to do this.  Time to remember … LOVE.   

Welcoming NEW !!

It has been an interesting year of intense energy.  These energies often times pummeling our emotions.  lavendarThe September energies continue to bring change.  For some of us change comes with ease, and some of us don’t like change, especially when it feel forced upon us.   With the energies pushing on our emotions this last year, any change has felt challenging for most.   I hear quite frequency, when will it ease up, or when will it stop. 
We have the power within us in how we feel these energies. A choice in how we experience them, and use them as part of our compass system for taking action or not taking action.   Action is empowering, re-action removes our power.  The ‘pummeling’ can be a reminder of exactly how strong we are. A reminder that something needs a change or shift.    What is different in this September energy is we can feel ‘NEW’ ahead of us.  New for many can mean new job, career, relationship, possessions, travel, new friends or simply a new way of being comfortable in your life.   Many can feel  the optimism and excitement and the possibilities of what is ahead.
 
It’s a powerful month, with the Solar Eclipse on 
September 1,  a Lunar Eclipse on September 16, and the Fall Equinox on September 22.. But wait, then there is the next NEW moon falling within September, on September 30th.  Whew !  A super packed month to help us on our journey!
 
It’s a new cycle,  a  new beginning and in life we always have endings followed by new beginnings.  Clean out the closets, put to rest emotions you’ve carried that are not forwarding, focus your energy in the NEW you are preparing to engage in.    Mercury (communication and electronics) remains retrograde until September 22 so communication may get confusing or twisted.  
Take your time in key communications and contracts or agreements you may be entering now.   No need to delay those things, just be aware of what you are doing.  Don’t make quick-emotional decisions as Neptune is still influencing our emotions and sometimes clouding what is our real feeling about a situation.   It is a highly intuitive month and connections with your purpose, higher sense of being and desires are what most of us are feeling on the horizon.     Using logic and balanced intuition as your compass can shine light on what is coming into focus in October.  

In the stillness of my heart I feel love.

In our busy lives today we may feel we must focus on creating space or time to relax, let go and pause to be in a state of nothingness.  We feel it takes ‘work’ to be in a space of ‘non-work’.   I pause in what I’ve just heard from the wisdom that comes in messages from beyond, I humbly ask them to tell me more.  There is a pause.   The soul knows.  There is only love.heart
 
Some of us feel we must work ‘hard’ and focus to get to a space of where we naturally function as the heart. This place where we naturally feel, know and share authentic love.   When and how did it happen that we forgot this natural state and we feel we have to ‘work’ at it?  When did we forget where authentic solutions, actions, wisdom and knowledge reside. In our natural state of being, they reside in love as love.
 
July has been an energetically charged month. World and local events have shaken our belief systems, and has created space for emotional shock and fear. Some feel it is difficult to find this place of stillness and love with all global and personal events that are crashing around us. We may seek comfort in gathering to find peace, action and understanding.   The soul knows. The heart knows. There is no need to look externally, and no need go further than your own heart. Your heart is the place where your light shines brightly. It is the inner light that we desire to see within each other and we believe it will get us to a place of peace. You have that within you. It is there, it never left you and you don’t have to ‘work’ to experience it.   Just be to allow love.      
 
The soul knows. The heart knows.   We know when we are with others that share our light we are in common light. Common frequency.   There is love.   You don’t have to work at experiencing love. It is there. I see it when I face you, ignited and burning brightly.  You simply need to allow love and allow your light to shine. Your light is love.  
 
I see you !  I see your light !